From SABR member Graham Womack at Sports Illustrated on April 27, 2020:
Maury Wills had already endured eight full seasons in the minor leagues, been a member of three organizations, and fathered five children when he got the news he was finally going to the majors in 1959.
“They said, ‘Maury, you’re going to the Dodgers tomorrow,’” Wills said. “I said, ‘Me?’ I think I cried. I said, ‘No way.’”
Now 87 and living in Sedona, Arizona with his wife, Carla, Wills gave a 55-minute phone interview to Inside the Dodgers on April 17, where he recounted his unlikely road to stardom, and the indelible mark he left on the game.
Read the full article here: https://www.si.com/mlb/dodgers/news/interview-maury-wills-looks-back-on-dodgers-career
- Related link: Read our SABR biography of Maury Wills
Originally published: April 29, 2020. Last Updated: April 29, 2020.